What is Seed Cycling?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


Seed cycling is a naturopathic technique of incorporating specific seeds and oils into the diet to balance hormones and reduce symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Loss of energy 1 1
Major depressive disorder 1 1
Mood swings 1 1
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Seed Cycling

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Seed Cycling

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Seed Cycling


Stopped using Seed Cycling

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Seed Cycling

Sep 28, 2015 (Started Aug 28, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for loss of energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for premenstrual syndrome (PMS))
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Because I am so busy I had a hard time keeping up with remember which seeds to eat with which part of the of my menstruation. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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